From ARCADE Issue 34.1. Subscribe to receive ARCADE in print.

Information graphics and data visualizations are everywhere. In ARCADE issue 31.4, we've presented a few we've found to be particularly compelling. We've also searched the web to uncover the best blogs, practitioners, projects and resources to inspire you and further your discovery of this emerging field. Enjoy!

Information Designers

Alberto Cairo –
Nicholas Felton –
Francesco Franchi –
Ben Fry –
Jessica Hagy –
Jonathan Harris –
Nigel Holmes –
Robert Kosara –
Martin Krzywinski –
David McCandless –
Christopher Niemann –
Stefanie Posavec –
Nicolas Rapp –
Edward Tufte –
Bang Wong –
Richard Wurman –
Nathan Yau –

Information Design Consultancies

Catalog Tree –
Column Five –
Density Design –
Dubberly Design Office –
Fathom –
Hyperakt –
Periscopic –
Pitch Interactive –
Schema Design –
Stamen Design –
Tactical Technology Collective –

Infographic Charts/Posters

History Shots –
Pop Chart Lab –
Timeplots –

Information Design Blogs

Chartsnthings (Blog of The New York Times Graphics Dept.) –
Chartporn –
Data Visualization –
Facebook Data Science –
Info Design –
Information Aesthetics –
Sankey Diagrams –
Swiss-infographics –
Visual Complexity –
Visual Loop –
Visualizing –

Information Design Tools

Gapminder –
Google Charts –
Many Eyes –
Processing –
Wordle –

Information Design Organizations

International Institute for Information Design –
The Information Design Association –
Society for News Design –

Publications with Infographic Features

Data Art with BBC backstage –
Fast Company –
The Guardian Data Store –
The New York
The New York Times Innovation Portfolio –
Visualizing Data – A Harvard Business Review Insight Center –

Information Design Videos

“The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen” Hans Rosling TED Talk
“The Beauty of Data Visualization” David McCandless TED Talk
“Journalism in the Age of Data” from Stanford University
“The Art of Data Visualization” from PBS
"All the News That's Fit to Post" The New York Times

More Online Information Design Projects

GE Data Visualization -
Growth of Walmart-
Information Design Patterns -
Newsmap -
San Francisco Crimespotting -
Sense of Patterns -
Slavery Footprint -
The Virtual Water Project -
We Feel Fine -